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the best. >> welcome back. thanks so much for staying with us. french and spanish forces in afghanistan are among those starting to leave the country this month with a withdrawal -- the complete withdrawal -- of the mainly western troops set for 2014. canada and its combat mission last week -- and its combat mission last week in germany is set to bring back some of its forces by the end of this year. at least 30,000 u.s. soldiers are to be withdrawn by next summer. today, the conflict in afghanistan shows little sign of being resolved. civilians and military casualties continue to mount, and opinions are divided over whether afghan forces will be ready to take over security operations in three years' time. we have this report. >> american soldiers are a regular sight in the provinces. but the withdrawal has already begun. afghan forces are taking on more responsibilities for security in their country. it is a dangerous task, especially in the unruly areas of the south and east of the country. >> we are ready for the mission. we are well trained, and we will make sure that the people in
. in southern afghanistan, at least four people have been killed in an attack on a memorial service for the brother of president karzai. a suicide bomber struck the red mosque in kandahar. the dead included one of afghanistan's leading clerics. the president's brother was assassinated at his home on tuesday. the taliban claimed responsibility for that killing. the commander of nato forces in afghanistan, and general david petraeus, has been holding security talks in pakistan as divisions deepen between washington and islamabad. the u.s. is holding hundreds of millions of dollars in security assistance. pakistan has called for an end to u.s. drone raids that have been taking an increasing civilian toll. >> u.s. drones' fly it around the clock in pakistan, targeting fighters in the mountainous region bordering afghanistan. civilians are often killed in the attacks. pakistan has condemned the ground strikes as a violation of its sovereignty, although some analysts believe they are carried out with the help of pakistan the -- pakistani intelligence. >> we are firmly against all terroris
a quarter of its stationed troops in afghanistan by the end of next year. sarkozy announced the pullout as a news conference with afghan president karzai in kabul on tuesday. >> translator: afghanistan is no longer in danger of being taken over by the afghanisn. the time is now to start the drawdown of troops. >> sarkozy says the drawdown about end by 2012. sarko sarkozy's move comes as other countries are withdrawing troops from afghanistan. the united states plans to bring home about a third of its armed forces by september next year, starting this month. sarkozy is facing increasing calls at home to withdraw troops from afghanistan. next year's presidential election seems to be a key factor to reduce the french military presence. >>> france is calling for the u.n. security council to dump the resolution condemning syrian president bashar al assad for attacking the french embassy in damascus. the attack left three french workers injured. supporters of assad stormed the french and u.s. embassies on monday. rioters damaged the french ambassador's car and broke embassy windows. the frenc
. >> international forces have taken a step in the long process of withdrawing from afghanistan by coming amid the taliban's recent offensive. the move raises concerns about the future of security in the country. canadian troops held a ceremony on thursday to formally hand over their field operations to u.s. forces. the withdrawal ends a mission as part of the nato-led force. canada has kept about 3,000 combat troops in afghanistan for more than five years. some 950 will remain until 2014 to help train afghan security forces. >> i'm extremely proud of my soldiers. our soldiers have, again, accomplished a great deal here in afghanistan. >> with the united states about to begin gradually withdrawing troops, allied nations including france and britain, have also announced plans to reduce their own military presence. meanwhile, local anger at international forces is on the rise. villagers in the eastern province of host took to the streets to protest a nato raid they claim killed is 1 locals this week. the increasing number of civilian casualties is believed to be one way the taliban tries to broa
step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution. the natal led force in afghanistan has begun handing over responsibility for security to afghan forces. -- the nato-led force in afghanistan has begun handing over responsibility. guido westerwelle will be on hand. >> guido westerwelle was met by his afghan counterpart when he arrived in kabul. plans to withdraw german troops are taking shape but guido westerwelle gave no specifics on when it was start. >> i want to stress that we know we have a responsibility in afghanistan after 2014. also, we will not forget about afghanistan after that date. >> guido westerwelle and discussed security with hamid karzai. the taliban has continued attacks during the transition phase as control passes from nato troops to afghan forces. >> the hacker group anonymous has targeted the colombian president and one of british murdoch's papers. they say they have broken into servers belonging to nato and have got their hands on restricted material. they said that they were sitting on a gigabyte of data stolen from the military alliance. on wednesday,
was the provincial chief of kandahar and of the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. this death will leave a power vacuum in be -- in the battle against the taliban insurgency. he was stopped by allegations of corruption. he is suspected of been involved in the heroin trade. he had survived two previous assassination attempts. >> we were joined earlier from kandahar by our correspondent who had more on the circumstances of karzai's death. "certainly, this was an inside job. the witnesses say that a man who was a longtime aide of ahmad wali karzai who commanded some checkpoints near the home, apparently the assassin ask for a private audience. three shots rang out behind closed doors. he was dead at the scene. many of his aides doubt the taliban's responsibility. this might have been some kind of personal grudge. >> even if this was an inside job, what does this tell us about the stability in southern afghanistan? >> things are very fragile and even more fragile on now that ahmad wali karzai is gone. he helped to keep together so much of kandahar. the coalition forces are more and more depe
was a powerful fur in southern afghanistan. it could create a power vacuum and has raised many questions about the safety oerfgn officials. >> the president was joined by government officials said a prererceor his slain brother. brother was shot and killed by a security ar. the leader condemned the attacks. >> my message to an extremist is this. my cotren m brothers, stop killing your own people. it is easy to kill. but a real man is a man that sas whole people's lives. >> they travel to the ancestral village. >> he was a leading power broker in the south. his power stemmed from his family connections and the founhecculed analysts warn that the assassination could have serious consequences for afghanistan. >> it will boost to the more out of the -- the morale of the taliban and weaken the malof th afghan government. chaos might be and beaten back. this is a tremendous achievement for the taliban. >> they appointed another one of his brothers to a key role in the region to stave off political fighting and. >> women's soccer, japan is leading sweden by three goals to one in the world cup semifi
to step in." you have got to be here. i've been here. i've been doing afghanistan and bin laden and the greek crisis. >> the president says he wants to get working, wants us to get working. i cannot think of a better way than to have him come over today. ng.are waiting sen >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. for all the kids were outraged by the president's remarks. -- republicans were outraged by the president's remarks. but harry reid was listening. what you make of the president's performance on wednesday, mark? >> i think the president recognizes two things. over the last two years, democrats lost to the debate on their major initiatives, economic recovery and health care. they don't want to run the risk this time. they have to lay out what the consequences are, the recklessness and irresponsibility of even entertaining the possibility of letting this country defaults on its obligations. >> evan, what do you make of it? >> you cannot be partisan about this. at least he is showing some energy. but he has got to be an arm twister behind the scenes, and he is not really
of the reasons could be that norway is in afghanistan with his forces. there are a lot of norwegian soldiers who are in afghanistan doing their work. norway was always on standby when the u.n. was called in for international troops. norway did a lot of work with the soldiers abroad. another possible thing is that it was a right-wing attack. the speculation about the right wing attack in norway. so far, we don't know anything. >> thank you for joining us. in other news, the last major suspect wanted for war crimes in yugoslavia has been extradited. here right in that violence two days after he was arrested in serbia. he is the last fugitive of more than 160 suspects indicted by the war crimes tribunal. he led separatist forces during the war in the 1990's. he's charged with 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including persecution and torture. a european -- is on her way to kenya to assess the impact of the famine in the horn of africa. a giant camp across the border is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees. >> this camp was designed for 90,000 refugees. there are now as
in southern afghanistan. six militants stormed the government buildings in the provincial capital. three of them detonated the explosives. police are believed to have killed the remaining three. the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the deadliest to hit southern afghanistan in six months. nato has declared two crossings on cozumel -- kosovo's border with syria restricted areas, and peacekeepers have been checking cars for weapons. the move comes after ethnic serbs on wednesday attacked and set fire to a border post and fired at nato troops. the european union urged both sides to restore calm. while western europe is still waiting for summer, russia is sweltering under heat wave. russians are battling to prevent a repeat of last year's wildfires in which dozens of people lost their lives. >> the view from a fire fighting plane is disturbing. in southern russia, but also in the northwest and far east, foreign buyers are waiting, and peat bogs are smoldering. -- foreign fires are waging. they are ill-equipped to tackle the blazes. >> the heat and wind are a problem. w
petraeus hands over command of american and coalition forces in afghanistan to general john allen. transferring responsibility for the nearly ten-year war. general allen saying he will support the campaign to draw down u.s. forces and transition some areas to afghan control but acknowledges that it will not be easy. >> there will be tough days ahead. and i have no illusions about the challenges we will face. challenges we will face together. >> generalá6 petraeus who commanded international forces in afghanistan for one year is retiring from the military, to become the director of the central intelligence agencagenc. >>> an extreme heat wave is spreading across the country. heat advisories and warnings in place from texas to michigan as temperatures and humidity send the heat index soaring into triple digits in areas. the blistering heat is expected to move east. with no end in sight, cities are opening cooling centers and warning residents to be aware of signs of heatstroke. >>> harry potter cast its biggest spell yet on movie sw goers. the eighth andá final part shattering box
meant that conservatives need to rethink our presence in afghanistan. >> >> question, next year's g.o.p. presidenti p mares, will defense spending be nds off a wedge issue@that divides the contendsers? >> i thk they're alrey divided. i think tim pawlenty is tang a super-hawk pro defense, we're not @@going to cut defense spending stance. other candidates, ronpaul, jon huntsman are for@shrinking the dget. it about 5%. at the ends of the clinton era it was 3. i think there's tremendo appetite in both parties to lower defense spendi. what will @@republicans offer t democrats in return for getting entitlement reform and they don't want raise@taxes. they might office defen cu. >> south carolina senator setor grahamcan't imagine a repuican running to the left of president @@obama on defense but i thk it's reall9 hard to see what is the emerging rldview ming from this sets republans but they've been freed by the@fact there's a democrat in the white house to be @@critical of military engagements but haven't defined and@what they uld do 'ithout that. >> what @@do you think? two prisms. one i
has begun withdrawing troops from afghanistan as part of barack obama exit strategy. more than 100,000 troops have been stationed in the country. obama announced he will withdraw 33,000 by september 2012. that was group, 10,000 will leave by the end of this year. a ceremony to mark the transfer of authority was held at the air field north of kabul on wednesday the 650 members of the iowa national guard were chosen as the first unit to leave afghanistan they left on thursday. the withdrawal was the first step towards ending the u.s.-led war that followed the 2001 terrorist attacks on the united states. the taliban is increasing offensives and the security situation remains volatile. over a few months, the military withdrawal is expected to be small scale . >> welcome back to the weather update. we are keeping an eye on this cluster of clouds here in the pacific. looking very well formed now. this will be the one with us for this whole week on a strengthening track. it is a long and strong typhoon westward at 20 kilometers. it has been keeping the pace. the maximum gusts are reaching
doing afghanistan and bin laden and the greek crisis. you stay here! let's get it done. >> but, mr. obama himself has spent considerable time outside the nation's capital. obama was in brazil on march 19 when he announced his authorization of "limited military action" in libya. for that matter, he has been away from washington for a large part of the this 2 1/2 years as president. according to figures compiled at the end of 2010 by cbs reporter mark knoller, obama's first 23 months in office saw 70 days on foreign trips and 58 days on vacation trips. he's gambled at a pace to present himself as a statesman. above the scramble of something disagreeable called washington. >>> question, with regard to obama's leadership on domestic issues, what hasn't emerges from his issue, what pattern e pledges his first -- >> first of all, i don't think anyone thinks this president is not a hard worker. and he went after the congress to what a ridiculous work schedules where the house and the senate take different breaks, so you can't deal with the congress as a whole for half the time. and they w
is a $1 trillion we are going to save from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. a peace dividend. now in the deliberations, republicans say that does not count any longer. having voted for it. so there is more than a little inconsistency all the way are around. that'll it is serious when you hear some members, a freshman, and some of the people campaigning for president, saying that you really do not have to raise the debt ceiling. and you would not really compromise anything much. but the truth is, the facts showed you can pay off the entitlements, but then you cannot pay soldiers in the field. you cannot have a justice department. you cannot have anybody looking at whether your borders are sick. you cannot have education. you cannot pay anything if you pay those bills and interest on bonds. that is it. >> that is why i think the good news in as bad situation is john boehner saying he still thinks we can get a big deal. >> the rupert murdoch scandal may have cost the atlantic. at the department of justice and all kinds of federal agencies will be going after this very hard. we will,
are preserving u.s. military powers, stabilizing afghanistan, and forging a real and lasting partnership with iraq. panetta replaces robert gates who retired after power decades in public service. and a ceremony marking his retirement president obama surprised gates by awarding him the presidential medal of freedom. prince william and his wife, katheri catherine, continue their tour of canada. the duke and duchess are keeping busy traveling throughout the country and meeting with politicians. military members and hospital patients and even local homeless youth. the royal couple are also finding time for fun with cooking lessons and drag ever dragon boat races. after they wrap up their tour they head to california for three days. >> reporter: we see doctors on medical shows all the time, but is real life like it is on tv? i'm getting the chance to find out! it's shortly after sunrise at long island college hospital in brooklyn, where i'll spend the day shadowing one of their top doctors. hello, it's nice to meet you. i'm nicole. >> i'm dr. millicent comrie. >> reporter: all right, so let'
french journalists who were held hostage in afghanistan for a year and a half have returned home. the exact circumstances of their release are unclear. herve ghesquiere and stephphane taponier arrive at a military base in paris where they were welcomed home by family and friends. they were kidnapped 60 kilometers outside of kabul in 2009. the taliban claimed responsibility. germany's last hope in the singles competition in wimbledon has been knocked out. she lost to maria sharapova in six sets. she entered on a wild card after dealing with injuries. maria sharapova was too much of a horse to be reckoned with. >> leaving center court after her defeat, she can look back on may successful wimbledon 2011. she put up a fight against maria sharapova from the onset. she could not kekeep up the pressure. maria sharapova won the finals game after the fresh shut with the ace. >> the more experienced russian dominated and the second set. the germinative lost concentration and had several unforced errors. -- the german native lost concentration and had several unforced errors. share uphold t
, or afghanistan, or iraq, or not so secret 'secret' war in yemen, somehow can solve this problem; they are making a serious mistake. all the war in the world is only going to exacerbate this hunger crisis. of course what we need is farmers that in a stable environment can plant high yield crops and get the support that they need to earn their livelihoods and help feed their populations. we need a different approach; peace will come through sustainable development; and this is the absolutely the most vitalrealisation that we need to make in the world. >>reporter: still to come on world business... >>from a war torn country on the brink of starvation to stellar success, we look at the rise of vietnam >>and competitive climbing is not hanging around in its quest to attract new fans. >>scaling new heights... and the rest in just a moment on world business... >>25 years ago vietnam started reforms to move the country from a planned economy to a socialist oriented market economy. reforms that have transformed both the country and the lives of its people. >>reporter: every morning for thousands of vietn
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